Definition of “the Antipodes” - English Dictionary

“the Antipodes” in British English

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the Antipodesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ænˈtɪp.ə.diːz/ us /ænˈtɪp.ə.diːz/ mainly humorous

a way of referring to Australia and New Zealand by people living in the northern hemisphere (= half of the earth):

The book is about early European exploration of the Antipodes.
noun [ C ], adjective uk /ænˌtɪp.əˈdiː.ən/ us /ænˌtɪp.əˈdiː.ən/

an Antipodean accent
Of course for Antipodeans it's now winter.

(Definition of “the Antipodes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)